As reported by UA News: Low-income high school students whose parents do not have undergraduate degrees will now have four continuous years of academic and social support to help prepare them for college life. The University of Arizona's College of Education has received $257,500 for an initial year of funding from the U.S. Department of Education to launch Upward Bound, an evidence-based program providing the social and academic capital-building support necessary to help students successfully transition into college. The team expects to be funded for five years and will support students in the Tucson Unified School District. Led by Gary Rhoades, principal investigator on the grant, a UA team will introduce Upward Bound modeled after the University's Native SOAR (Student Outreach Access and Resiliency) program, which trains UA students to serve as mentors to American Indian high school students. Read the full article.